'Friday Night Dinner' is returning for a sixth season in 2020, Channel 4 confirms

'Friday Night Dinner' is returning for a sixth season in 2020, Channel 4 confirms

Channel 4 has confirmed that Friday Night Dinner will be returning for a sixth season in 2020.

The award-winning comedy will see Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, and Tom Rosenthal return as the Goodman Family - along with their always unnannounced guest and next-door neighbour Jim.

As the name suggests, the critically-acclaimed show centres around a weekly Friday dinner from the perspective of a British Jewish family.

Refresh your memory of this hilarious moment on the show:

Big Talk Productions and Popper Pictures have been commissioned to produce season six, which will reportedly begin filming in late 2019.

Kenton Allen, CEO of Big Talk Productions, said: "Friday Night Dinner has grown into a monster hit for Channel 4 and it's incredibly exciting to see the audience growing every season as new viewers fall in love with the antics of the Goodman household.

"It's also incredible that Robert has single-handedly written and produced all 31 episodes so far, which must make him one of the most prolific comedy writer/producers working today. We're incredibly grateful to Channel 4 for letting him have another go. Fingers crossed!"

Robert Popper - writer and producer of Friday Night Dinner - is also responsible for producing the BAFTA-winning sitcom Peep Show, wrote for the 14th season of South Park, and edited scripts from various hit shows including The Inbetweeners, The IT Crowd, and Him & Her.

Friday Night Dinner Credit: Channel 4

Fiona McDermott, head of comedy at Channel 4, said: "We're delighted that audiences love Friday Night Dinner as much as we do at Channel 4, and are thrilled that it will be returning."

"It's always brilliant when audiences for a show grow over time and we're thrilled that more and more people are falling in love with the Goodmans. We are so pleased to be making a new series with Robert and Big Talk."

Friday Night Dinner Credit: Channel 4

"I'm really looking forward to exploring new avenues with series 6," Popper adds. "Inspector de Vries (Paul Ritter) will still be working on the Rynsburger case, but this time he's joined by new partner-in-crime, Mees Janssen (Tom Rosenthal), fresh out of Rotterdam Police Academy."

"Eva de Bruin (Tamsin Greig) is now trying to regain control of her pharmaceutical company, after an aggressive takeover-bid by the always-cunning Sem Teuling (Simon Bird). But can 'Vos' (Mark Heap) and his faithful dog, 'de Welson' save the day?"

Plenty of the show's fans have already taken to Twitter to share their joy over the news of an upcoming season:

The new six-part season will start shooting later this year and air in 2020 on Channel 4.